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What if V :: The return of the weird
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:42 PM UTC

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I'm thinking a Soviet version using a chassis based on a widened and lengthened T34. Large turret with two 152mm or larger guns (I'm thinking a cruiser turret) and two normal turrets on the side. I figure it would be a mobile command and artillery support bunker.



You mean IS series not T34, right? The latter tank is hardly any bigger than the single 152mm turret the soviets struggled to fit on their KV-2.



Nope I'm going with the T34. It will be widened and lengthen to accommodate the main turret.



Okay then, but be prepared to do a lot of the widening and lengthening work.



The widening & lengthening should be pretty straight-forward work. Basically a cut down the centerline of two Tamiya T34s. Trim off the front of one and the rear of the other so they'll connect to make a lenthened T34. For the width add a styrene spacer to the chassis bottom. The upper hull will require a revised engine deck and placements for the turrets.
I'm still not certain if I'll do it or go with the British Stuart Marder instead. The Stuart is a holdover from the last What-If Campaign so I might do it instead.

We're in the middle of a heat wave here at the moment so I'm staying indoors and have been able to get some good workbench time. I like the what-if stuff and build a lot of them. So when we have a campaign going I tend to post multiple submissions.
Sudzonic
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 02:55 AM UTC
Wow it is great to see the what if campaign carrying on, never thought I would see a 5th campaign when I started the first 1 a few years ago

Your builds are looking great guy's keep up the good work, sadly I just don't have time to join in due to work commitments but it is great poping in and seeing what you are all coming up with.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC
This is a great campaign! A lot of fun to participate and so much cool stuff out of the ordinary. I am playing with the thought of a second build for this campaign if Time allows.

Keep the good stuff coming !
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:17 PM UTC
I agree, Jesper, lots of cool builds here.
I had a little time last night, re-did the spare tracks on the turret, added the commander's Mg, and started the headlight lenses.
Sorry for the fuzzy pics, too much coffee this morning.....

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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 01:25 PM UTC
Looks nice, Russell. Interesting how a few track links on the turret really changes the look of the tank by disrupting the sleak lines and adding a different color.
rfbaer
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:06 PM UTC
True. A little visual variety can be a good thing.
I've gotten a couple more small things done, and am working on a TC fig which should finish this one up.
A couple of current pics:




Almost done.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:38 AM UTC
It looks good. I'm not too sure that I'll have the needed parts for my build until September but if I can then I've now been thinking of doing a allied copy of the Brummbar based on the Sexton/Priest.
rfbaer
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 08:34 PM UTC
That sounds neat. I've started gathering parts for the M10E8/90 (how's that for a moniker?)
tankmodeler
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 09:51 PM UTC
Right, my next What If.

What if the Swedes decided to use the old STRV-103 "S-Tank" as a recce vehicle after coming out of service?

So this is the Trumpeter STRV-103B stretched a little more than a foot, with the main gun and systems removed, a small dismount/ recce operator station added in it's place and the new Live Resin Remote Weapon Station added for self defence.

As you can see I've got the hull mostly sorted and the RWS built. I still need to install the suspension, the crew door and then scratchbuild the raise-able electronic recce pod right behind the driver and commander.

Will post more as the work progresses...






With the RWS loosely installed.




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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:37 PM UTC
It's beautifull!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:59 PM UTC
Looks awesome, Paul! A really nice conversion and something that could easily have happened.
Are you going to make the Swedish splinter camouflage?

Looking forward to see more
tankmodeler
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 02:11 AM UTC

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Are you going to make the Swedish splinter camouflage?


We'll see where my patience level is come painting time for the splinter cam.
rfbaer
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 09:55 PM UTC
A Swedish Achzarit? Different function, I realize, but the rear crew door sure looks like it.
Neat-o!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:32 PM UTC


Finally calling the build done and ready to paint.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
After a few months away on a business trip, I am finally back in the game. I had planned on a more elaborate build for this campaign, however, I decided to go with an E-75 hull mated with a recycled King Tiger turret. There will be a sharp contrast in the weathering for the two parts, and the different camo scheme should help reinforce the notion that this was a last ditch attempt by Germany to field one more tank. I just applied a filter, and will begin weathering shortly.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 03:16 AM UTC
Love the camo, Shawn! Looking forward to see more.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 03:48 AM UTC
Some really cool builds here.
Pity I didn't see this campaign earlier. Would have loved to have joined in with the Meng A39 Tortoise in some sort of fictional 1946 scenario. Maybe next time this campaign comes around I'll enter it.
joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:56 AM UTC
PzK IVP Aus A "Pionierwagen" updates. Painted in early 2 color scheme, Boom added, basic chipping etc.




seems like I'm having problems posting the photo
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC

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Finally calling the build done and ready to paint.



The RWS looks good.

You've got an upside down loader's hatch on the commander's cupola and you've put the commander's hatch on the loader's hatch ring. Was this on purpose to clear the RWS?

On the Leopard 2A7+, which also mounts an RWS, the loader's hatch was modified so that it opens to the front of the turret instead of to the rear. May this is an option for you before you start painting.
joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 06:24 AM UTC
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/432092/ppuser/3884
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 08:59 AM UTC
Looks awesome, Joe! Are there a road wheel missing or is it an intentional gap between 8 and 9 road wheel? Sort of like a T-55 gap?

Looking forward to see more pictures of this beast - what will be in the interior? The armor plate welding looks great!
rfbaer
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
I think I'm finished, just need to do a base and get some clean pics.




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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:12 AM UTC
Mr. Baer, the finish on that is just perfect-- the dust, chipping, and variety of textures. You can easily move up a rung in your journey to full rivet counter.
Cheers,
Sean H
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:04 AM UTC
Great build, Russell. Perfect weathering - subtle and not overdone.